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Spring Training Cactus League Tour Photo Gallery
Take me out to the ballgame... We packed our saddlebags for Arizona's Cactus League.
See photos of Motorcycle USA's Spring Training run to Arizona's Cactus League in our Cactus League Tour photo gallery.
Getting to Arizona from our Southern California office, we skirted through the Glamis dunes.
Getting there is half the fun on a destination ride.
Our route curved around the Salton Sea and passed through the agricultural Imperial Valley.
Highway 88 and the beginning of the Apache Trail. The legend of the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine originated in the areas Superstition Mountains.
Saguaros litter the roadsides on AZ SR-88.
A pair of local riders gave approval for our planned route to Tucson.
Arizona State Route 88 provided some great curves, even if traffic was high during our visit.
Tortilla Flat, a small community on 88, and popular tourist destination - at least on the day we visited!
The desert bloomed during our visit, with actual rain prior to our arrival - leaving this stream to spillover at Tortilla Flat.
After Tortilla Flat, riders can enjoy a handful of perfectly paved curvy roads before the dirt begins.
Eventually 88 turns into a dirt road, itself a former stage route known as the Apache Trail.
Slipping and sliding on the dirt section of Arizona's 88 from Tortilla Flat.
The Honda VFR1200F may not have been made for dirt roads, but it handled the unexpected conditions without any hiccups.
The dirt section may have been slow going, but the sites were breathtaking, including this bridge surrounded by sheer sandstone columns.
The dirt ended at the Roosevelt Dam, where 88 junctions with 188.
The Catalina Highway climbs up from Tucson to Mount Lemmon, a fantastic motorcycle road.
Adam shredding up to Mt. Lemmon aboard Kawasaki Concours 14.
Tucson viewed as the beginning of our ascent of Lemmon.
A better look at the Catalina Highway route and Tucson to the south. From here there were still plenty of elevation to climb to get to Summerhaven and the Mt. Lemmon ski resort.
Plenty more curves to get to these - Catalina Highway, Mount Lemmon
From Saguaro desert to Ponderosa Pines and snow - Catalina Highway
Arriving at the top of Mount Lemmon, more than six feet of snow still lingered on the ski slopes.
Mount Lemmon snowball fight begins.
Mount Lemmon snowball fight escalates.
Mount Lemmon snowball fight about to conclude with...
Final shot. Moral of the story = wait for opponents helmet to be removed before engaging in snowball skirmish.
Cactus League - Hi Corbett Field
Watching the ballgame at Spring Training.
Brews, dogs, peanuts, Cracker Jack...
Bart and Adam concur, Cactus League journey a success.
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